Thursday, October 30, 2008

Carving Our Pumpkin

When Sam got off work today he headed to the local grocery store to purchase the last pumpkin they had so that we could carve it. We actually bought two pumpkins the first weekend of October, only to have them stolen off our porch the first night! We had fun carving it together, although neither kiddo wanted anything to do with the "guts." Once Ally saw them, she headed towards the other side of the porch and didn't ever come back to help. Carter cried when I tried to get him to touch them. Maybe one day they will want to help, but until then, it will be up to mommy and daddy to clean it!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I have heard from several people that I haven't updated my blog enough. I guess that is what happens when you don't really have anything to say!

I figured that I would post some updates the kiddos:

I can't believe my baby is about to turn three! Where did the time go? I find myself still treating him/thinking of him as a little boy, when in fact, he is getting so big! He has started asking "why" about everything, and I mean everything!!! People say that is a sign of intelligence, but by 3:00 pm I feel like if I have to answer one more "why" question, I will go completely bonkers! I try to remind myself that it is his way of learning about things, and like everything else, this phase will end sooner than later! He loves cars and trucks, playing outside, school, painting/coloring, and most of all, tormenting his little sister! He is very independent, but has started whining about everything (this, too, is driving me crazy!). If you ask him what he wants to eat, he will almost always reply with "grilled cheese" or "dino nuggets." He begs for us to read to him, and likes to snuggle on the couch when he watches a movie. He loves playing with friends, even though all our neighbors are girls. He will tee-tee in the potty, and he made "stinkies" in the potty for the first time this weekend. He is all boy, and he never stops! Carter can melt my heart faster than anyone, and I can't imagine life without him!

Ally is getting so big! Although she is not walking by herself, if you give her two fingers, she will take off and go! She got a black eye from trying to push her wagon the other day, and now she is a little timid about pushing anything! She loves playing outside, reading books, sitting in her Ally chair, holding her baby doll, and wearing jewelry! At times I think she is going to be a bigger tomboy than I was, but other times I think she is all girl! When we say "pretty girl," she touches her head to see if her bow is there! Ally is a great eater, and will eat just about anything if you give her time. She loves her big brother, and I find her mimicking him at least 100 times a day! She can say mama, dada, Daisy, no, bye, hi, down, outside, Bubba, Shiner, Gaga, thank you, and a few others I can't think of right now! When we go running or for a walk, she tells everyone we see hi and gives them a wave. If we see a puppy while we're out, she does her happy shriek, which makes me laugh every time! Ally has started to snuggle and give lots of kisses, but she can also throw a fit like no one else! She is almost always in a good mood, even when I'm not. She also loves to sleep late! I am happy that God chose me to be her mommy, and I can't imagine life without her, either!

Boo at the Zoo

My mom and brother came up this weekend to attend Boo at the Zoo with us. It was our first time to go, and I was extremely impressed! Everything was so well organized, and we all had an absolute blast! The kids got to wear their Halloween costumes (Carter is a race car driver and Ally is a tutu witch). Sam even made our green wagon into Lighting McQueen for the big day, and it was a huge hit (especially with all the little boys there)!!! We got to see some animals, eat supper, play games and get lots of candy (Ally had her first taste of chocolate while we were there!). Carter wasn't feeling 100% because he had croup the night before, which has turned into a pretty bad cold, but I think he still had lots of fun. I am already looking forward to going back next year!

The Farm Patch

Last week while the kids and I were in College Station, we made our annual pilgrimage to the local Farm Patch to take pictures with the pumpkins. We had a great time, and we are already looking forward to going back next year!

Happy Belated Birthday, Uncle Justin!

We are so sorry that we forgot to write you a birthday message on our blog! We love you, and we had so much fun with you this weekend. Thanks for coming to visit us, even though it meant sleeping on the couch and waking up early!

Carter and Ally

Friday, October 3, 2008

Too Funny!

Carter has been keeping me laughing with some of the things he has been telling me lately: I wanted to write this one down before I forgot it.

This morning I made him some eggs, and they were still warm when I gave them to him. I told him to "blow on them" because I had to go get Ally out of bed. He was very distraught, and told me he couldn't do it because he didn't have a "big blower." He explained that my "blower" was a lot bigger, so I had to blow on them before he could eat them! Who knew?!?!?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Aunt Rebecca!

It's okay that you're OLD, we still love you! Have a great day!

Carter and Ally

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Future Baseball Star


I think that is what we are going to change Ally's middle name to soon!